Debrecen Sights and Landmarks Guide, Hungary
Known as the second biggest city in Hungary with approximately 200,000 residents, Debrecen is located on the east side of the Great Plain. Since the city played a big role in the history of the country, it is a host to many historical infrastructures and places, and gorgeous surroundings as well. Debrecen is a city that magnificently merges the past with the present. All of these are reflected in the beautiful Debrecen Sights.
Debrecen Sights – Historical Landmarks
Debrecen has many buildings and landmarks which show the rich past of the city. These infrastructures are also good examples of meticulous architectural styles of the time in which they were built. Exploring these sites will be worthwhile to any tourist with the taste for both history and culture. In fact, they are closely linked to Budapest Sights.
Secession County Hall. Constructed in 1911, the hall’s most stunning elements are its glass windows presenting the seven chieftains who founded the place. The building radiates strength and harmony with its leaf motifs and shiny finish. Two Hadjuk soldier statues are found standing on the second floor of the building. The roof, windows, main entrance and decorations of the loggia are all produced from the famous Pecs Zsolnay ceramics factory.
Truncated Church. The oldest church found in Debrecen was constructed in the 18th century. Originally, it was built with Baroque influences but was reconstructed in a new style of the neo-Romans in 1876. When the onion dome of the church was destroyed by a storm in 1909, it was replaced with a bastion.
Debrecen Sights – Cultural Centers
Tourists will find many theaters, museums, and galleries in Debrecen Sights. All of these sites give everyone a sample of the marvelous culture of the city.
Csokonai Theatre. Built between 1861 and 1865, this theater boasts a Romantic-style architecture. It serves as the home of a known opera company since 1952. Csokonai Theatre’s facade is adorned with the figures of Melpomene and Terpsichore, two Greek Muses, and six well-known Hungarian poets associated with the theater.
Deri Museum. This museum is perhaps the most significant museum in Debrecen. Deri Museum has exhibitions containing the history of the city, artworks of the painter Mihaly Munkacsky, the flora and fauna of the region, and the folk-art of the county.
Debrecen Sights – Leisure Sites
Visitors wanting to stroll or relax while in Debrecen can do so by visiting a number of recreational sites found in the city. It does not just have historical and cultural landmarks but also places where people can laze around, run about, or just simply walk while enjoying the cool summer breeze.
Great Forest of Debrecen. This site is known as one of the oldest conservation sites in Hungary and the whole of Europe. Here, visitors are allowed to rest or walk and explore the place. They will find old common oaks, European hornbeams and silver limes standing throughout the forest and grounds carpeted with lily of the valley during springtime.
Debrecen Sights continue to provide tourists with a spectacular view of the city. They remain as magnificent as the wonderful Osijek Sights in Croatia.
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- Visiting Debrecen
review by asterix posted more then 30 days ago
Debrecen is situated near the Romania-Hungarian border, about 60 km from Oradea (just like Hajduszoboszlo just in other direction), and it seems to be really similar with Oradea. If you live long time in Oradea like me and you go to Debrecen at the first look you can’t difference the two...
- The center is the most beautiful
review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
I used to visit Debrecen quite a lot with my parents but we always came here for shopping, not for sightseeing, so I saw very few thing of this city. The main street in Debrecen was totally renewed some years ago. Now only people are allowed to walk there and also the tram goes on this way. They...
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review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
On a Sunday we decided to visit the Zoo in Debrecen with some friends and colleagues from the university. We had a GPS so we found the Zoo easily. Parking there seemed really easy because on Sundays you don't have to pay for it. So we left our cars at a 2 minute walk from the entrance. The Zoo is...
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